Supporting and Engaging Teens and Tweens on Social Media | Gratz College

Supporting and Engaging Teens and Tweens on Social Media

(GRADES: 6-12)
Our digital world continues to evolve. We, along with our tweens and teens, are continuously presented with choices around what we share, with whom we choose to share, and how we present ourselves through the world of social media. How do we help tweens and teens positively harness the power of social media to do good? How do we keep up and support them when things go wrong? What does it mean to approach social media use with a Jewish values mindset? Join us to explore the challenges and opportunities of social media in a Jewish context. By the end of the course, you will have a core set of resources and techniques for engaging with and supporting tweens and teens in the use of social media through a Jewish lens.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of each course, participants will be able to:

  • Define digital citizenship within the context of Jewish values
  • Understand the kinds of social media tweens and teens are engaging with; build conversation techniques for discussing social media with tweens and teens
  • Explore the range of impact social media has in the lives of tweens and teens; generate skills around self-awareness and having a reflective stance towards social media use
  • Identify leadership opportunities for tweens and teens on social media; create a vision for social media mentorship

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Semester Information: 
Summer B: July 6